President Barack Obama has named Christine Fox as acting Deputy Secretary of Defense, the number two spot in the Pentagon, CBS reports. The move would make Fox the most powerful woman in America's military, and the highest ranking woman in military history. Show More Summary
A former Pentagon official who once inspired Hollywood screenwriters is about to become the highest ranking woman in the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that he has named Christine Fox to be acting deputy defense secretary.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney delivers the daily press briefing to reporters from the White House, beginning at approximately 12:30pm ET.
Hillary Clinton is set to receive an award on Tuesday evening from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) for her "legacy of leadership" in combating HIV/AIDS.That may bit a bit awkward, given that, as secretary of state, Clinton riled AIDS activists by slashing the State Department's programs for AIDS prevention and treatment. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — The news outlet USA Today ran an op-ed piece from embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who called for American optimism regarding the failing ObamaCare website. Sebelius, who is under fire for overseeing one of the worst websites and government-run projects in recent history, wrote to op-ed to try to calm […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has decided to name the former head of the Pentagon office for cost assessments as acting deputy secretary of defense while the search continues for a replacement for departing Deputy Secretary Ashto...
After stepping down from her post as Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Dr. Elisabeth Hagen will join Deloitte as a food safety senior advisor for the consulting firm. She will advise...Show More Summary
Larry Summers reckons rich countries are suffering from long-term stagnation. ||| Singapore - Larry Summers reckons rich countries are suffering from long-term stagnation. If accurate, the former US treasury secretary's view is chilling. It...Show More Summary
We have a new “Objects of the class,” and it’s a good one! Here’s what happened. I came across a thoughtful discussion by Mark Palko of how it was that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan ticked off so many people with his recent remarks...Show More Summary
HealthCare.gov just tweeted that more than 375,000 had visited the refurbished federal website as of noon today. White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed the figure shortly after. So demand still appears to be there, despite weeks of deservedly awful press about the website and the law, and weeks of Republican claims that the law […]
Today the OECD confirmed that the UK is ranked just 26th for maths in the 65 countries it tested. But when I spoke to Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, this morning he was adamant that he wants to create a "startup culture" in British schools – partly by importing the entrepreneurial skills of Silicon Valley. [...]
I've just been on Sky News discussing the Pisa results with Christine Blower, the general secretary of the NUT. She stuck to the same line she trotted out earlier in the Guardian and elsewhere, namely, that the poor performance of British schoolchildren in the Pisa tests is due to poverty and inequality, rather than poor [...]
President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have talked the talked about the importance of teachers, but when it comes to providing kids with equitable access to great teachers, they haven’t exactly walked the walk. Here is a post on the issue by Tara Kini, senior staff attorney at Public Advocates, a nonprofit law firm […]
Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable has announced that the British Business Bank will be given £250m for new programmes to help small businesses grow. The intent to set up a British Business Bank was announced by Vince Cable at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference in September 2012 with […]
Comment from Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, about action on energy bills: Over 90% of the cost in energy bills are out of the Government’s hands, so to achieve this cut we have had to look hard at the environmental and social policies paid for through bills. […]
Statement by Edward Davey, Energy Secretary, about the government’s proposed measures to reduce the impact of policies on energy bills. Check against delivery. With your permission Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the action the Government is taking to reduce the impact of Government policies on energy bills. Even though British […]
Here's an interesting story from the Mirror newspaper which is having a go a Nadine Dorries MP for employing her daughter as a personal secretary on a £35,000 salary - despite the fact she lives almost 100 miles away. Now I think the...Show More Summary
Speaking at a conference on international security last week, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said: “Climate change does not directly cause conflict, but it can add to the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict." read more
The production, testing and labeling of raw milk will be under new rules in South Dakota effective Dec. 11, 2013. State Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch approved the rules, clearing the way for the changes under consideration since early this year to go into effect. The changes were already passed by the South Dakota Legislature’s... Continue Reading
In an op-ed for USA Today published yesterday evening, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius touted recent progress the Obamacare tech team has made on repair efforts to the health law’s troubled online insurance portal,...Show More Summary